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THE BODY

The legs
…which carry your body,
The thighs
…which support the legs,
The waist
…which balances the body,
The spine
…which holds the body,
The stomach
…which fuels the body,
The genitals
…which sanitize the body,
Ribs and back
…which wall the body
The chest
…which houses the engine of the body – the heart,
The hands
…which swing and run errands for the body,
The neck
…which holds the head,
The head
…which houses eyes, nose, mouth, chin, jaws, ears and mind
…which serve the body,
Are all parts which form our whole
So neglect no signs and burn no time through screaming energies

II
Your body, like all great machines
…needs servicing once in a while
Take it not for granted
A mild headache
…can be a horn of trouble
Occasional palpitations
…can be an indication of a breakdown
An ordinary stomach ache can be a sign of trouble
So act no doctor of your body if you have not in practice
Neglecting signs and burning time through screaming energies

III
For a mere thing to you
…might break you down
An ordinary migraine
…might collapse your brain
A mere stomach ache
…can break your stomach walls
A mere spine ache
…might cripple you
Some palpitations can strike a stroke
…or worse, cease your breath
So neglect no signs and burn no time through screaming energies

IV
You have only one body
…housing your soul
You have only one body
…housing your spirit
You have only one body
…giving you life
You have only one body
…fueling your existence
For power
…for pleasure
…for leisure
…for fame
Your body is the only vehicle
So neglect no signs and burn no time through screaming energies
For a total shutdown brands you gone
…forever
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © May 12, 2021

By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

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